Enabling LDAP authentication - PingFederate - 11.0

PingFederate Server

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When the administrative API is protected by LDAP authentication, the API calls must be authenticated by valid LDAP credentials over HTTP Basic authentication; otherwise, the administrative API returns an error message.

The LDAP authentication setup, including role assignment, is available through <pf_install>/pingfederate/bin/ldap.properties. The roles assigned to the LDAP accounts affect the results of the API calls.

Note:

When you configure LDAP authentication, PingFederate does not lock out accounts based upon the number of failed sign-on attempts. The LDAP server is responsible for preventing access and is enforced according to its password lockout settings.

  1. Verify the pf.admin.api.authentication value in <pf_install>/pingfederate/bin/run.properties is set to LDAP. Update as needed.
  2. In the <pf_install>/pingfederate/bin/ldap.properties file, change property values as needed for your network configuration. For instructions and additional information, see the comments in the file.
    Important:

    Remember to assign LDAP users or designated LDAP groups, or both, to at least one of the PingFederate administrative roles, as indicated in the properties file. For information about permissions attached to the PingFederate roles, see the PingFederate User Access Control table in Configure access to the administrative API.

    Note:

    When you assign roles, remember that all LDAP accounts specified in ldap.properties can access the administrative API and the administrative console.

    Tip:

    You can also use this configuration file in conjunction with RADIUS authentication to determine permissions dynamically with an LDAP connection.

  3. Restart PingFederate.
    Note:

    In a clustered PingFederate environment, you only need to modify run.properties and ldap.properties on the console node.